News from the senior management team no. 3/2015

Follow-up on decisions on problem analysis to be announced in stages

On Wednesday 28 January, the senior management team will decide a number of decisions related to a variety of general issues addressed in the internal problem analysis:

  • Adjustments to the internal structure of the central administration and between the central administration and the administration centres
  • Adjustments as a follow-up on the reviews of the faculties' organisational structure
  • Strengthening of staff and student co-determination and involvement in decision-making

After the meeting, the senior management team will first inform managers and employees in the affected units, and a general announcement in English will be posted on staff.au.dk as well as on the problem analysis theme site by 30 January.

If there are any proposals on the agenda that are not adopted on 28 January, decisions regarding these will be announced when they have been considered.


Academic environments to be more visible in the recruitment process

The academic environments must be made more visible to potential applicants to Aarhus University's Bachelor's degree programmes. This was one of the conclusions of the senior management team's recent discussion of future initiatives to recruit new students.

This is what Pro-Rector Berit Eika states in an article, where she also invites a broad debate on how AU can best recruit the most talented students and make sure that potential students from all over the country have the necessary information they need to choose the right study programme.


Hanne Mohr is leaving her position as head of SKT

After six years as head of SKT (the School for Dental Assistants, Hygienists and Clinical Technicians) Hanne Mohr is now leaving her position.

She will, however, continue working at the school within further and continuing education, and she will take up her new position on 1 February.

Caroline Hørsted, head of sector at SKT, has been appointed acting head of school as of 1 February.


AU researcher to head new EU project

Over the next three years, Martin Brynskov, associate professor of information studies, will be heading a new EU project on tomorrow's digital cities with a total budget of DKK 54 million.

The EU project, called 'OrganiCity', will be a close collaboration between Aarhus, London and Santander, all of which are leaders in intelligent urban development research.

In addition to Aarhus University, Aarhus will also be represented by the City of Aarhus and the Alexandra Institute.


DANDRITE group leader awarded ERC Starting Grant

Keisuke Yonehara,a research group leader at DANDRITE, a centre under the Department of Biomedicine, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 million.

The grant will allow Keisuke Yonehara to continue the development of his research into neural circuits in the visual system and to hire new postdocs and PhD students.


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